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Postby RynMan » Fri Feb 06, 2004 1:16 am

Just a couple of questions to anyone who plays/played yahoo fantasy. Im playing in a rottisserie league with friends this year (my rookie year):

1. With the drafts, i understand the online draft - but it doesnt seem feasible to have everyone online at once, so what other options do i have? Does yahoo have something in place where you can rank your top players from top to bottom, and just say i picked a-rod in the first round and had nomar as two, would it eliminate all other shortstops on my list? or would it place nomar on my bench in the next round?

2. Do bench players' stats count? or only if they are on the roster?

3. Can you pick 3 outfielders period, or do they have to be in their correct real life positions?

Sorry about the questions but yahoo are terrible at explaining things.
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Re: Yahoo Baseball Questions

Postby xeifrank » Fri Feb 06, 2004 1:39 am

RynMan wrote:Just a couple of questions to anyone who plays/played yahoo fantasy. Im playing in a rottisserie league with friends this year (my rookie year):

1. With the drafts, i understand the online draft - but it doesnt seem feasible to have everyone online at once, so what other options do i have? Does yahoo have something in place where you can rank your top players from top to bottom, and just say i picked a-rod in the first round and had nomar as two, would it eliminate all other shortstops on my list? or would it place nomar on my bench in the next round?

Yes, if you aren't at the draft the computer drafts for you, it's called Autodraft or Autopick. You pre-rank your players, or you can keep the Yahoo default player rankings (not recommended) and the computer is smart enough to fill out your starting lineup before drafting any bench players. If you drafted A-Rod and somehow Nomar was available with your 2nd pick and was the highest remaining player on your list, he'd either go to your MI slot, if there was one or Utility, if niether of those slots were open I believe it would draft your next highest ranked starter before drafting a bench player.

2. Do bench players' stats count? or only if they are on the roster?

They only count if they are in your 'starting lineup'. You can move bench players into your starting lineup, then their stats count. But if all your players play on the same day, you will have to put some of them on the pine for that day if your league has bench slots.

3. Can you pick 3 outfielders period, or do they have to be in their correct real life positions?

It depends on how your commissioner configured your league. If you choose to play in a public league, they don't have LF, CF and RF positions, only OF... so you could have 3 left fielders make up your three OFer slots. Always check your league settings before joining, especially if it's a private league with a commissioner.

Sorry about the questions but yahoo are terrible at explaining things.


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Postby wrveres » Fri Feb 06, 2004 3:16 am

Thanks xeifrank ;-D
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Postby trevisc » Fri Feb 06, 2004 9:07 am

Nice Reply xeifrank. I believe that covers the subject quite nicely.
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Postby Madison » Fri Feb 06, 2004 3:24 pm

Thanks Xeifrank! ;-D

A tip though, do fill out your ranking sheet but don't let the computer autodraft for you. Just as an emergency fallback. I have yet to hear about a single success story at Yahoo when the autodraft function was used. Make your picks yourself. :-)
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